Sunday, October 31, 2010

Why husbands shouldn't be left alone...

Hi everyone!!! Surprise! It's not Allie!  Unfortunately, Allie has been out of town for the past nine days, leaving behind her lonely husband, KJ!  How ever could she do that???  Anyway, I (KJ) have decided to help pass the time, I would do any and every project I could get myself into.  Monday night I changed the brakes and rotor on her car...that didn't take up enough time.  So later that night I sat around thinking what I could do for her.  Allie told me once that she wanted her bedroom painted a light blue, but after she painted the dining room and living room, she swore off painting all together.  So that's right, I have painted the bedroom and put up some crown moulding as well.  Hopefully I chose the right shade of blue.  Anyway, she doesn't know this what I've been up to.  I claimed to be having video game nights with the guys to buy some time off the phone to work on it.  (Sorry for the lil' lies babe)  So, all of you blog reading faithful are the first to know/see Allie's surprise!!!  Hope you like it!  (actually, hope she likes it, too)

 That's all for now!  Now its off to pick her from the airport!!! Y'all take care! ~KJ

Thursday, October 21, 2010

Marvelous Light!

Suddenly the weight of death brings a sting again

It comes quick like an unbelonging wind

You try to prepare for the day

But something always stands in the way

But God can always bring gain

From all of our pain!

My grandmother has been battling cancer for MANY years and boy has she fought hard!! She has been so extremely strong through it all!

On Tuesday she ate her last bite of food and on Wednesday she drank her last sip of liquid. She was given 24 hours by hospice today.

It is so hard to see someone you know suffer so well and I would know less than most because I am unfortunately so far away. My mom has been there by her side through EVERY SINGLE bit of it all and I know that my grandma is so thankful for her and loves her so much. It is hard news to know that her time here on this earth is coming to an end but I try to remember the joy that will be hers when she is standing with her Savior and King... and I can not help but sing this song.

I pray for the day when there will no longer be suffering and death and "death has lost its sting"... Christ has already risen vicotoursely and his name shall be forever praised!!

Marvelous Light

{by:Charlie Hall}

I once was fatherless,

a stranger with no hope;

Your kindness wakened me,

Awakened me, from my sleep

Your love it beckons deeply,

a call to come and die.

By grace now I will come

And take this life, take your life.

Sin has lost it's power,

death has lost it's sting.

From the grave you've risen



Into marvelous light I'm running,

Out of darkness, out of shame.

By the cross you are the truth,

You are the life, you are the way

My dead heart now is beating,

My deepest stains now clean.

Your breath fills up my lungs.

Now I'm free. now I'm free!

Lift my hands and spin around,

See the light that I have found.

Oh the marvelous light

Marvelous light

Lift my hands and spin

See the light within...

enjoy the sobering thoughts and great video and please be in prayer for my family during this difficult time.

Tuesday, October 19, 2010

Top 2 Tuesday... Favorite Old Pictures

I have not disappeared I promise you! I miss you all!
This weekend has been tons of fun with K's sisters in town from NC, so that is the reason for my lack of blogging. 
Be checking back soon for a Weekend Wrap-Up :)

Top 2 this week is Favorite Old Pictures...
Unfortunately, I do not have a lot older pictures on my computer so we are going to go back a few years here. 

This first one speaks for itself.  
My Daddy died in a car accident a little over two years ago and this is a picture of the two of us at our favorite place on earth... The beach!!  I miss him so much but this is a great picture showing our love for each other that will never end!

This second picture is a picture of one of my very best friends that suddenly stopped talking to me on her account for no apparent reason.  She was going to be my bridesmaid but never showed up for my wedding.  I miss her and her friendship!

Why don't you head on over to Taylor's Blog and link up too! :)

Wednesday, October 13, 2010

The big 5-0!





Tuesday, October 12, 2010

Top 2 Tuesday... Favorite Place In Your Home! *UPDATE*

So as you know, last night when I was doing my Top 2 Tuesday post for some reason the pictures I wanted to post wouldn't upload... 

so lets try this again! 

Number 1 & 2 fav. place:
this my friends is my all time favorite place in our house! 
{don't get dirty you guys...} this is our cozy room where I could stay all day, the bed is SUPER comfie and I just LOVE it!

So thanks for being patient and forgiving the poor picture quality... thats an iphone picture for yah ha!

In case you want to join in with Taylor for this fun Tuesday post... click on her name and it will take you over to her site so you too can link up!! :)

Monday, October 11, 2010

Top 2 Tuesday... Favorite Place In Your Home!

Today, Taylor, at The Undomestic Mamma, is hosting her weekly "Top 2 Tuesday!" Today is your favorite place in your home!!

Well for some reason the pictures I have and wanted to post will not post on K's computer so instead I am going to show you the front of our house! I do love the front yard and we spend a lot of time playing with our neighbors and I sometimes like to garden there too! :) 

I plan to come back tomorrow and post more pictures of my FAV place in our house.... any guesses of what you think it might be?? :) 

Me on closing... about 2 1/2 years ago :)

Head on over to Taylor's Blog and Link up with us!! :) Happy Tuesday {early}!!

Sunday, October 10, 2010

I've been tagged!

Kit over at "A Step into My Life" has tagged me!  
The way this thing works is that I answer these 8 questions; then I make up 8 questions and tag 8 people.  Those 8 people will answer the 8 questions that I made up!  This is going to be fun! 

1. What is your favorite food, thing to cook, or eat? 
-Fav food: Right now Buffalo Wild Wings, or Papa John's pizza (pep, black olives, and jalapenos) mmm! Thing to cook: I enjoy baking more than cooking...  and will bake anything!!

2. If you could do anything with your life what would it be?  (money is not an object)
-I would sell our house and move to Ocean Isle beach, be a stay at home mommy and wifey to the most amazing man in the world :)  (that felt so good...{sigh} )

3. Where is your favorite place to shop?
-J. Crew & Nordstrom's... they have everything!

4. What is your favorite memory of all time?
-Oh man... too many to count! Roadtrips from NC to TX with my grandmother, fishing with Daddy, family time when all my family was still alive (camping, going to the beach, sitting around at the house, etc.) but most recently ....K's proposal to me, and  K & My wedding!! :-D

5. What is the best thing that you have ever bought?
-My house!! :) 

6. If you could start a charity what would it's platform be?
-Helping premature children and their families or the homeless, or children with special needs

7. What is your favorite picture of you or one you have taken?

or basically ANY image taken by the AMAZING Patsy Brown! (these all taken by her also)

8. What is your greatest pet peeve? 
-When someone says "Oh my goodness!!! Guess what!?!?!?! ......" and I respond "What?!"..... then they say "Oh... wait... nevermind- I can't tell you" UGH! RUDE!!! ha
Now, for my 8 questions...
1. What is the best vacation you have ever taken/ favorite vacation spot? 
2. If you could live anywhere in the world, where would it be/why? (Money isn't an object)
3. What is your "go-to" outfit? or your favorite outfit (pictures?)?
4. What are you most thankful for in your life?
5. What is one piece of advice you would give other women?
6. What is one thing you plan to accomplish before the end of this year?
7. What is your favorite purchase you have made in the past month?
8. Do you save money for things? What are you saving for? If not, what would you like to save you money up for?

I am going to tag 8 people but everyone is welcome to play along.  I can not wait to read all of your responses!!!!

Wednesday, October 6, 2010


So since I know that I have a lot of new followers I thought I would be fun and participate in Leigh Ashley's "Wee Bit Wednesday!" so you could learn a few new facts about me! Enjoy!

{one} grilled or fried?
right now fried!! it's to the fair this weekend for fried fun!

{two} if you could change one thing about where you live, without worrying about money, what would you change?
K & I would stop what we are doing right this second, pack up our house and move to our house at Ocean Isle Beach, NC ... the most wonderful place on earth!

{three} what is your favorite time of day?
Dusk... I am a sunset girl. like, see a pretty one, pull over on the side of the road, thank God for his artwork and take a picture, kinda girl :)

{four} what’s your favorite cereal?
Not a huge fan of cereal but right now if i have to have it... Quaker oatmeal squares with a hint of brown sugar!

{five} do you open your mouth when you put mascara on?
Most Def!

{six} if you could make any fictional character come to life, which would it be?
hmmm.... NEMO (and friends)? does that count? lol

{seven} what are your favorite pizza toppings?
First choice: Papa John's with pep, mushrooms, black olives and jalapenos! 
Runner Up: Papa Morphy's Chicago style -- same toppings :)

{eight} are you a heavy or a light sleeper?
I used to be an extremely heavy sleeper- so much so that even a vacuum and the lights wouldn't wake me while I was sleeping... now, medium to light depending on how hard asleep I am.

{nine} what is your favorite board game?
Tripoly!! :)

{ten} what star/celebrity do most people say you look like?
When my hair was different... Lauren Conrad... lately haven't heard... who do you think?

... I don't see it! ha

taking a breather...

all morning I have been in training....

....I am off for the rest of the afternoon!

I'm enjoying "takin a breather!"

Monday, October 4, 2010

Top 2 Tuesday... Kitchens!

Its Top Two Tuesdays over at The Undomestic Momma again and today is:

 (oh and tay- i would take either of your kitchens also! )

a little dark for my liking but still like the idea!

I want tons of space, high ceelings, lots of cabinets with glass doors, white everywhere, complete with fresh flowers and a view of ...

...this during the day:

...and this at night: 

someone wanna take me on vacation? ha! :) 

*all images found on google images*
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